American Ballet Theatre unveiled world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s “Harlequinade”—an opulent reconstruction of Marius Petipa’s “Les Millions d’Arlequin”—at the Metropolitan...
Allegro Brillante
What do a clown and a ballerina have in common? Plenty, as it turns out, if, that is, the clown is none other than the masterful Bill Irwin and the terpsichore is New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, curator of BalletNOW, a trademarked, quasi-gala that features leading dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, the Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet in three diverse, tasting-menu type programs.
With affection, empathy, and a tinge of regret, Russian writer Alexander Pushkin (1797-1837) described in his celebrated novel in verse Eugene Onegin a troubled romantic predicament of its main heroine, Tatiana Larina. “A fashionable tyrant” in question is the novel’s title character, Onegin, a wealthy young man from Saint Petersburg—arrogant, cynical and disdainful—who can’t quite figure out what to do with his life and is suffering from a severe case of apathy and boredom.